Contradictions About “Truth”

In the aftermath of so many police shootings of unarmed individuals, police and other local government officials sing the choral rendition: “we just want to find the truth of what happened.” When I hear such sentiments uttered from within the political establishment, I am reminded of Mark Twain’s observation that “truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.”

“Truth” is an abomination to the state, whose corrupt schemes depend upon lies, distortions, suppression of evidence, fraud, and contradictions. This is why the Internet, cell-phones, video-cameras, and other individualized technologies are such a threat to the political establishment. For any naïve souls who believe that the state values the expression of truth, please explain the treatment being accorded such truth-speakers as Chelsea Manning, Ed Snowden, Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald, and others. A trip to a movie theater to see the current film, “Snowden,” might provide an antidote to the state’s basic premise that “a lie is as good as the truth if we can get people to believe it.”


11:16 am on September 22, 2016